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MPR Business Defence Team successful in defending BIS prosecution

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MPR Business Defence Team successful in defending BIS prosecution

MPR solicitors were instructed to defend a Company Director being prosecuted by the Companies Investigation Branch (CIB). He faced director disqualification and hefty financial penalties.

Prior to the court hearing, we fully analysed the CIB’s case against our client and made written representations and negotiated with the other side. The case was eventually dismissed following our successful submissions.

At MPR Solicitors, our business defence team are experienced at dealing at all levels of the investigatory process conducted by the department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) and we can also team up with the best sets of specialist chambers and forensic accountants for a multi-disciplinary strategy if appropriate. Typically these types of investigations and prosecutions are very complex and involve specialist knowledge of the process and legal framework.

At MPR solicitors we strive where possible to avoid the prosecution route and will pro-actively consider a case through our knowledge and experience of the complex procedures surrounding these investigations. The work of the Companies Investigation Branch (CIB) is complex and thorough and if you are facing an investigation you need urgent pro-active advice from specialists.

We can act as sole legal advisors or assist corporate in-house legal counsel/team with specialist advice and strategy. We also advise on the following other areas of business related regulatory matters and prosecutions:

  • Director Disqualification
  • Shadow Directors
  • Restraint orders
  • Serious Crime Prevention Orders
  • Failure to keep accounting records
  • Duties of Directors under the Companies Act
  • Fraudulent Trading
  • Health and Safety Executive investigations and prosecutions
  • AML requirements

We are based in London but can advise nationwide and often travel to clients’ offices on location if more convenient. We understand the pressures of industry and can fit around busy directors or Chief Operating Officers schedules out of office hours or even at weekends. We provide a totally bespoke service to suit our clients’ needs.